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April 4, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(14):1127. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530400039009

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The commission appointed about twelve months ago by Governor Hughes to select a site for the Eastern New York Custodial Asylum, has submitted its report, which makes a comprehensive and satisfactory document. This body appears to have gone about its task with a singularly clear conception as to what is needed, since no feature has been overlooked or omitted. The commission is to be greatly commended for calling to its aid the advice of expert engineers and landscape architects to pass on some of the many important practical problems that lie at the very foundation of institutional construction. Mr. John C. Olmsted, of Brookline, Mass., and Mr. Emil Hinchling, architect and engineer respectively, have given good advice, which we hope may not be lost when the work of building begins.

An important recommendation is that about twelve hundred acres of land shall be acquired for the new institution. This is

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